Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Sepia Saturday 156 : 15 December 2012


As we move towards the Festive Season, it is time to get out the mistletoe, hang it from every doorway and encourage an epidemic of kissing. Not that these two seem to need too much encouragement : the photograph was taken in the late 1920s and has been made available from the Australian National Maritime Collection via Flickr Commons. As always, you can go where you want with this theme image, or if you prefer, you can ignore it all together. We are not asking for a passionate kiss, nor even a peck on the cheek : just an old image and some new reflections to be published on or around Saturday the 15th of December. Once your post is up, add a link to the list below and join in the fun.

Please remember, that there is just one call over the Christmas and New Year period (Sepia Saturday 157) and then we will be back as normal on the 5th January with Sepia Saturday 158. Here is a quick preview of the next two archive images:



All that lies in the future. For the moment, "give us a kiss for Christmas".


22 comments:

ScotSue said...

From being last to post last week, I am quick off the mark here with a suitably sentimenal story of my grandparents - "Love from Flanders Field".

Dakota Boo said...

I'm in and early again this week, with a kiss from Errol Flynn.

Boobook said...

Fun topic this week.
XXX

Kat Mortensen said...

All kisses are implied.

Mike Brubaker said...

This weekend I have a perfect photo for the theme AND a match for events on the world stage too. But a different kind of pucker.

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Wendy said...

A love story of sorts ~

B. Rogers, Alchemy of Clay said...

Yes, the conservative folks have some romance too!

Mike Burnett said...

I could not find a seaman's view of a Kiss, but acording to Auden in The Airman's Alphabet

Kiss...is

Touch taking off
and tenderness in time
and firmness on flesh

Bob Scotney said...

Kiss, kiss!

Peter said...

In former times people fell in love as well.

Doug Peabody said...

Does a kissing bridge count?

Titania said...

A Kiss of sorts, but certainly not by Rodin.

TICKLEBEAR said...

I'm in,
in my own odd and twisted way!!
:)~
HUGZ

Monica T. said...

Don't think I've seen any photo of an actual kiss in the family albums - but there are some with very deep romantic gazing into one another's eyes going on!

Alan Burnett said...

I'm all festive with stories of love and joy.

Tattered and Lost said...

On theme, I think, though we'll never know for sure.

Wibbo said...

I'm on theme with some really sentimental slush...

Kristin said...

A card I sent home from a trip to Norway in 1981 reminded me I had written about that trip so I posted my memories, journal entries & a montage, plus the card.

Wibbo said...

Sorry folks - have added the correct URL now so please ignore my previous entry.

Helen Bauch McHargue said...

I wish I knew more about the kissing couple in the photo. I was surprised that I had not a single photo of people in my family kissing and very embraces. Maybe that's why I love the ending of Cinema Paradiso and 41 kisses all in a row. Another great hoto choice for inspiration!

Donna - What's Past is Prologue said...

I had one kissing photo...my parents before they were married. And it happened to be on Christmas! If my mother sees this, she'll kill me.....